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Central Market Hall, Budapest

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The largest and oldest indoor market in the city, Central Market Hall, offers a variety of food, candy, spirits, and souvenir stalls. Let your mouth water as you wander the first floor of this Neo-Gothic building past fresh produce, meats, sweets, spices, liquors, and wine. The second floor houses mostly souvenir shops and eateries, and the basement features butcher shops, a fish market, and pickled goods. Built in 1897 and restored in the 1990s, this market was the idea of Budapest's first mayor, Karoly Kamermayer, and is now one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Try local specialties, such as deep-fried lángos. To visit Central Market Hall and other attractions in Budapest, use our Budapest day trip planner.
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  • Only negative point ..the street food vendors.. disorganized.. from municipality side.. should give a space to sit eat  more »
  • The best place to buy souvenirs in Budapest is here. This building consists of two floors. The ground floor is full of chocolates, jams, cheeses and sausages, etc.Hungary is also a source of paprika.....  more »
  • Almost half of the shops were closed when we visited. It might be due to COVID-19. All shops sell almost the same products. The food court upstair is OK.  more »
  • Don't forget to check the basement (-1)!
  • Good big market under one roof. You can find variety of souvenir from locals on first floor. Ground floor has fresh veg, meat milk spices. This place also has many restaurants that offer good local cuisines.
  • If you want to feel the real traditional Hungarian shopping feeling then this place is a must for you. Feel free to try foods and drinks you have never done before, trust me, you won't regret. 👍👍👍🍻🍗🍖Enjoy the sausage on the first floor with mustard and bread, it is so gooood 😁
  • Nice place to eat, variety of things available, not to mention try papryka, food court on 1st floor.
  • Loved this market hall. It can get very busy after 11:00 am but if you get there as soon as it opens you'll usually find that it's just you and the locals. There are plenty of stalls here selling a wide variety of goods and foods. You can get fresh fruit, baked goods, goulash, fried foods, chicken, pizza... The list goes on. The prices are all pretty good too, as long as you stick to simple items. For example; buying the goulash and adding extras such as sour cream, red cabbage or cheese soon adds up when you can just get the basic menu for a fraction of the price. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone visiting the city, you may become a regular!

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